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Hosts Côte d’Ivoire clinch third AFCON title after comeback win over Nigeria

February 12, 2024

The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast in a thrilling Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final match at the Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan, on Sunday. Despite taking the lead with a goal in the first half, Ivory Coast came from behind and scored two goals in the second half to secure the victory.

Ivory Coast’s success in this year’s AFCON adds to their titles claimed in 1992 and 2015, bringing their total Cup of Nations triumphs to three, matching Nigeria’s record.

In response to the team’s performance, President Bola Tinubu saluted the Super Eagles for their tenacious effort in the 2024 AFCON final in Côte d’Ivoire.

The President commended the team, coach, crew, and the entire management for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice throughout the tournament. He acknowledged the challenges they overcame, emphasizing their steadily improving performance that led them to the finals.

President Tinubu urged Nigerians to be in good spirits, highlighting that the team achieved a significant victory in the hearts of Africa and the world through their grit, rigor, and determination on the field.

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